Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Course Details

Course Number: 1133  Section Number: 104 and 105

Summer I 2014

Location: Fain Fine Arts Center

Classroom Number: B104

Days & Times:

Work hours at Midwestern State UniversityMonday, through Friday   11:20 to 2:20   Mrs J. Braddy will be in her office.



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Judy Jo Braddy   
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Course Objectives

Nature of the Course:  To improve formal and informal speaking skills

The Principles of Communication are to inform, to shape and to move others; we are equally informed, molded, and are moved by others.  Our success in these everyday situations often depends upon how effectively we Speak and how carefully we Listen.

In Fundamentals of Speech our focus is to Emphasis your ability in Preparing  the speech as well as Understanding and Learning, how to Tailor a speech Objectives and Purposes to real world settings.   Often students feel that if you can talk you can be a speaker.  Social talking is much different then speaking at a meeting, talking to a perspective boss for an interview, or giving a toast at a wedding or even preparing for a demonstration with fliers, or preparing a demo posters or a power point.  You must put on your façad or mask like an actor and adapt to each situation that will come to you in Life.    


Course Expectations

Speech Fundamentals Objectives:    The student speaker must speak clearly and audibly and must speak on the assigned topic.   The Student speaker must know how to prepare, organize and rewrite  a speech and must realize that  a written or oral speeches  is revised and is edited before it is spoken.

The Student:must write the speech before giving it and this must be approved by the instructor.

must speak from a correct outline on 3 x 5 cards.

must know the correct form  for outlining a speech.

must know how to use the 3x5 cards at the podium.

 must know how to speak Extemporaneously.

must know how  to Introduce a fellow classmate.

must know how to give an  Informative Speech.

must know how to give a Speech to  Persuade.

must know how To Communicate, to individuals or collective members of a small group.

must know the many types of Introductions and Conclusions in a speech.

must know where and how to use  a Thesis and Three reasons.

must know what Transitions are and how to use them in between  paragraphs in a speech.

must know how to Find Sources.

must find sources that go along with your thought process of informative or a persuasive speech.

must know  how to place these sources in a speech.

must know you, the speaker, is not a credible source.  Never use "I believe", "My thoughts are".

must know how not to plagiarize a passage.

Must know how to paraphrase a passage.

must know the correct procedure of using  and constructing a poster, power point and overheads.

must know how to move away from the podium.

must know how to use their hands during a speech.

Must know all Gestures are above the podium and at chest level.

must know how to dress for a speech.

must recognize the importance of the audience and to have eye contact with them.

must analyze and evaluate oral and written work.

must realize the audience has an attitude and opinions.

must understand the process of Listening.

must know the speaking code of Ethics.

The Audience Member must:

Sit still and listen.

No Talking.

No e-mail or taking pictures or text message during a speech.

Take note on the speech.

Know the common barriers of listening.

Know the purpose of an Informative, Persuasive and Group Discussion speech.

Know to concentrate and have respect for the speaker.

Know the evaluation process and evaluate the speakers.


Grading Standards

0 to 100 for all papers, speeches and all outside work


Final Exam6/30/2014  9 to 12 a.m.

Submission Format Policy

Rules of the classroom and the Midwestern State University:

By enrolling at Midwestern State University a student assumes the responsibility for becoming familiar with and abiding by the general rules of conduct.  Please read the student code of conduct in the student handbook.

Class time:  Class begins: 12:00=Noon and ends at 12:50. and second class of Speeh Communication is at  2:00 to 1:50

 Do not be late to class.  Make sure you sign the attendance sheet upon entering the classroom. One comment: "Being to class on time is Not getting to class 5  or 10 seconds late or 20 minutes late and saying you are "sorry".  If you are late please write down the time you came into the class.

** Two late entries is counted as one absent.

** If you leave early it is counted as one absent.

The door will be locked do not knock.  I am your  Boss, CEO of your company and your professor and you will  disappoint me by coming in late and unprepared.  I prepare the lesson for you and you give me back the same respect and hard work as I will  give you. 

Only 5 Absences and I drop you with an F.  I always give you an e-mail saying you are getting close to the 5 absences.  Please communicate with me.  Reasons for being absent:  "None" except for illness and I will need a Doctors note.  The school only gives you 3 absences but in Mass Communication, we give you 5 absences.   MWSU also gives you a "death in your immediate family" absent but not death of a friends or friend's family member absent.   

 Remember, you have paid for the class, you are getting paid back by attending the class, all the wonderful things you will learn and the grade you receive from your Professor.

 

In Classroom Rules and Regulations for Fundamentals of Speech:

 You have a Calendar: Listing readings, participatory projects, speeches, mid-term, semester tests and vacations.  Do not leave early for vacations or get back late.  Be responsible.

  "Without the ability to communicate the language can not be shared and without the ability to Listen, the language will not be successful" Sharon Rose Alumni of De Anza College.

  1.  Upon entering the classroom, turn off your i-pod, or cell phone, you can do without for less an hour
  2.  Sign in, pick up handouts and find a seat. You may talk quietly to the people around you.
  3.  Remove any hats or head gear.
  4.   No food or Drink in the classroom:  Water is the only liquid, please. 
  5.   Keep up with the readings. Your participation is valuable and necessary and is therefore a portion of your final grade. 
  6. Keep up with the news on T.V. and in the Wichita Falls Newspaper, why? Impromptu speeches.
  7. At the beginningof class the Professor has announcements, and a lecture.  Please take out your note book, your book and take notes from the blackboard or from the lecture.
  8. For the next month Impromptu speeches over New Worthy Subjects will be  assigned daily for 5 min. total, your speech will be 2 min. each day.  Be prepared by watching the news or reading the newspaper.  Not everyone talks each day but be prepared.  I grade the News Reporter and the 2 speakers.
  9. The Chapter will be reviewed or we will have in classroom projectsrelating to the chapter which is called a participation grade.
  10. Group Projects:   When the professor places you in groups, for a group project or group discussion, go to the groups quickly .

 1.  Pick a leader (the same leader can not be this twice)

2.  Pick a secretary. (The Secretary will write down all the names in the group and everything talk about and turned in at the end of the hour.) 

 3.  Respect the leader, as he or she will tell you, the group, what needs to be accomplished.

4.  The leader will introduce himself or herself and Then ask your name, Introduce yourself.  

5.  The Secretary writes down the name of the members, the date and what was accomplished at the meeting.  This will be handed in at the end of the Hour for a grade for all in the group. For a formal agenda please see page 344-345.

6.If you are absent the day of the classroom project (participation grade) you will receive an F on that project.  There is no way to make up a participation grade.

  •  When papers are assign, Please turn them in the following day of class.  They are usually (short) at least one typed written sheet and can relate to extra credit or the assignment we are studying.  Make sure they are typed.   Papers will be assigned to help you understand how to put together your speeches. Turn in these papers at the beginning of class.   After 15 min into class they will be considered late and the grade will be cut.
  • Please Sign  the papers Correctly:

At the top left hand corner,

Full Name First and Last name,

2nd line Class time,

3rd line J. Braddy/professor

4th line assignment or Title.

Leave two spaces before you start your first paragraph.

Always write complete sentences with correct usage, grammar and mechanics.  Ask for help if you do not know how to do this.   In any paper you write for me:

  1. Know , in all cases, you must have a Introduction, that catches my attention,(and does not start with "HI"). (And do not say you are sorry if you make a mistake, just keep going) At the end of your Introduction you have your Thesis and 3 ideas or reasons you will cover in the paper/speech.
  2.  The body of the paper that covers the three ideas, longer than one sentence for each idea,  with credible sources.
  3.  Use descriptive language in describing anything in a paper. Words such as "I love" or "I like" are not to be used, not descriptive enough and you are not a credible source.
  4. Know that you must use transitions in between (wordsthat transition found on page: 230-231 from one paragraph to another) paragraphs.
  5. Know that in all cases you must have and Ending for your paper and your speech (which is not "that's all I have" or "that's all folks" or "I don't have nothin' more")
  6. Extra Credit:  The University and the City, of Wichita Falls offers many speeches, and theatre productions in which you may receive Extra Credit and often free(if the venue knows you are my student at MWSU, sometimes you can be an usher and get in free).    Get on line and go to MPAC , Kay Yeager Auditorium, The Wichita Falls History Museum, The Back Door Theatre, The Wichita Theatre, The MWSU Fine Art Lectures or any school Lectures. Help yourself, be a more rounded person. Before you attend the event pick up a critique sheet. You can hand write this or type. 3 Extra Credits with a paper critique will = one extra grade for the semester.
  7. Speeches:
  8.  Check the Calendar on the due date for the Speeches and for chapters and pages you must know.
  9.  You will be constructing an Introduction Speech, Several Impromptu or Extemporaneous Speeches,  A Group Speech, An Informative Speech, A Persuasive Speech, and  A Special Occasion Speeches .
  10. There are step –by- step instruction on how to do these speeches in the book and on handouts, follow the instructions to the letter.
  11. Failure to turn in the papers or written speeches will result in you not giving the speech and therefore an F.
  12.  If a papers or written speeches is not typed with double space, they will not begraded  until it is typed
  13. No hand written speeches.
  14.  Make sure that all written and oral work employs correct diction, usage, grammar and mechanics.
  15.  Let someone review your typed paper before you turn it in and make sure someone else listens to your speech before you do the speech before the class.


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Rules of the classroom and the Midwestern State University:

By enrolling at Midwestern State University a student assumes the responsibility for becoming familiar with and abiding by the general rules of conduct.  Please read the student code of conduct in the student handbook.

Class time:  Class begins: 12:00=Noon and ends at 12:50. And  at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 1:50.

 Do not be late to class.  Make sure you sign the attendance sheet upon entering the classroom. One comment: "Being to class on time is Not getting to class 5  or 10 seconds late or 20 minutes late and saying you are "sorry".  If you are late please write down the time you came into the class.

** Two late entries is counted as one absent.

** If you leave early it is counted as one absent.

The door will be locked do not knock.  I am your  Boss, CEO of your company and your professor and you will  disappoint me by coming in late and unprepared.  I prepare the lesson for you and you give me back the same respect and hard work as I will  give you. 

Only 5 Absences and I drop you with an F.  I always give you an e-mail saying you are getting close to the 5 absences.  Please communicate with me.  Reasons for being absent:  "None" except for illness and I will need a Doctors note.  The school only gives you 3 absences but in Mass Communication, we give you 5 absences.   MWSU also gives you a "death in your immediate family" absent but not death of a friends or friend's family member absent.   

 Remember, you have paid for the class, you are getting paid back by attending the class, all the wonderful things you will learn and the grade you receive from your Professor.

 

In Classroom Rules and Regulations for Fundamentals of Speech:

 You have a Calendar: Listing readings, participatory projects, speeches, mid-term, semester tests and vacations.  Do not leave early for vacations or get back late.  Be responsible.

  "Without the ability to communicate the language can not be shared and without the ability to Listen, the language will not be successful" Sharon Rose Alumni of De Anza College.

  1.  Upon entering the classroom, turn off your i-pod, or cell phone, you can do without for less an hour
  2.  Sign in, pick up handouts and find a seat. You may talk quietly to the people around you.
  3.  Remove any hats or head gear.
  4.   No food or Drink in the classroom:  Water is the only liquid, please. 
  5.   Keep up with the readings. Your participation is valuable and necessary and is therefore a portion of your final grade. 
  6. Keep up with the news on T.V. and in the Wichita Falls Newspaper, why? Impromptu speeches.
  7. At the beginningof class the Professor has announcements, and a lecture.  Please take out your note book, your book and take notes from the blackboard or from the lecture.
  8. For the next month Impromptu speeches over New Worthy Subjects will be  assigned daily for 5 min. total, your speech will be 2 min. each day.  Be prepared by watching the news or reading the newspaper.  Not everyone talks each day but be prepared.  I grade the News Reporter and the 2 speakers.
  9. The Chapter will be reviewed or we will have in classroom projectsrelating to the chapter which is called a participation grade.
  10. Group Projects:   When the professor places you in groups, for a group project or group discussion, go to the groups quickly .

 1.  Pick a leader (the same leader can not be this twice)

2.  Pick a secretary. (The Secretary will write down all the names in the group and everything talk about and turned in at the end of the hour.) 

 3.  Respect the leader, as he or she will tell you, the group, what needs to be accomplished.

4.  The leader will introduce himself or herself and Then ask your name, Introduce yourself.  

5.  The Secretary writes down the name of the members, the date and what was accomplished at the meeting.  This will be handed in at the end of the Hour for a grade for all in the group. For a formal agenda please see page 344-345.

6.If you are absent the day of the classroom project (participation grade) you will receive an F on that project.  There is no way to make up a participation grade.

  •  When papers are assign, Please turn them in the following day of class.  They are usually (short) at least one typed written sheet and can relate to extra credit or the assignment we are studying.  Make sure they are typed.   Papers will be assigned to help you understand how to put together your speeches. Turn in these papers at the beginning of class.   After 15 min into class they will be considered late and the grade will be cut.
  • Please Sign  the papers Correctly:

At the top left hand corner,

Full Name First and Last name,

2nd line Class time,

3rd line J. Braddy/professor

4th line assignment or Title.

Leave two spaces before you start your first paragraph.

Always write complete sentences with correct usage, grammar and mechanics.  Ask for help if you do not know how to do this.   In any paper you write for me:

  1. Know , in all cases, you must have a Introduction, that catches my attention,(and does not start with "HI"). (And do not say you are sorry if you make a mistake, just keep going) At the end of your Introduction you have your Thesis and 3 ideas or reasons you will cover in the paper/speech.
  2.  The body of the paper that covers the three ideas, longer than one sentence for each idea,  with credible sources.
  3.  Use descriptive language in describing anything in a paper. Words such as "I love" or "I like" are not to be used, not descriptive enough and you are not a credible source.
  4. Know that you must use transitions in between (wordsthat transition found on page: 230-231 from one paragraph to another) paragraphs.
  5. Know that in all cases you must have and Ending for your paper and your speech (which is not "that's all I have" or "that's all folks" or "I don't have nothin' more")
  6. Extra Credit:  The University and the City, of Wichita Falls offers many speeches, and theatre productions in which you may receive Extra Credit and often free(if the venue knows you are my student at MWSU, sometimes you can be an usher and get in free).    Get on line and go to MPAC , Kay Yeager Auditorium, The Wichita Falls History Museum, The Back Door Theatre, The Wichita Theatre, The MWSU Fine Art Lectures or any school Lectures. Help yourself, be a more rounded person. Before you attend the event pick up a critique sheet. You can hand write this or type. 3 Extra Credits with a paper critique will = one extra grade for the semester.
  7. Speeches:
  8.  Check the Calendar on the due date for the Speeches and for chapters and pages you must know.
  9.  You will be constructing an Introduction Speech, Several Impromptu or Extemporaneous Speeches,  A Group Speech, An Informative Speech, A Persuasive Speech, and  A Special Occasion Speeches .
  10. There are step –by- step instruction on how to do these speeches in the book and on handouts, follow the instructions to the letter.
  11. Failure to turn in the papers or written speeches will result in you not giving the speech and therefore an F.
  12.  If a papers or written speeches is not typed with double space, they will not begraded  until it is typed
  13. No hand written speeches.
  14.  Make sure that all written and oral work employs correct diction, usage, grammar and mechanics.
  15.  Let someone review your typed paper before you turn it in and make sure someone else listens to your speech before you do the speech before the class.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

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Attendance Requirements

5 absences. Doctors excuse. No exceptions


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.